CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator

CCPO: Certified Concrete Pump Operator
Concrete Pump Operator

About the Written Exam

What is the Written Exam?

The Written Exam is a multiple-choice question test of core competencies in Concrete Pump operations. It's a test of general theory and safety, and not a test specific to any one category of pump machines.

The Written Exam can be either taken online or at a BC Test Centre. To facilitate the Written Exam, we use the assessment platform, Yardstick Measure.

What are the application fees?

  • (Online) Virtually Proctored Examination: $250
  • (Physical) Test Centre Examination: $350

The same fee applies for retest candidates.

What to expect with the exam?

The Written Exam will take about 1 hour (60 minutes) to complete. Each exam written contains a unique combination of multiple-choice questions from our question bank. These questions are selected for the exam on the basis of the content area. All of the questions have been reviewed by industry experts and a psychometrician.

From the Candidate Handbook pages 19 & 20, here are sample questions PDF typical of the style and content of the questions used in the Written Exam.

Written Exam Outline
Safety & Professionalism 15%
Communication 3%
Pre-Operation Inspection (Pump Off) 5%
Pre-Operation Inspection (Power On/Off) 5%
Operating the Vehicle 10%
Setting up Pump & Components 20%
Operating Pump & Components 25%
Cleaning Pump & Components 12%
Maintenance 5%
How to pass the exam?

To successfully pass the Written Exam, the "minimum passing" score is 70%. Exam results are reported as a scaled value, ranging from 0 to 100 points. A minimum score of 70 is required to successfully pass the Written Exam. For more information see Test Scoring Information & Reporting in the Certification Policies section.

How do I schedule taking the Written Exam?
CCPO Handbook

Handbook: Read the Written Examination section

(pg. 13 - pg. 20)

Read this Written Examination section in the Candidate Handbook for comprehensive information about the Written Exam - including the exam outline, sample questions to practice, test scoring information, and more.

Download the CCPO Candidate Handbook PDF2.42 MB

  Reference Materials
Written Exam Fee
Test Centre Exam $350
Virtually Proctored Exam $250
The same fee applies for retest candidates.
Practical Exam Fee
Practical Exam Application Fee $1,500
Practical Re-Testing Fee $1,500
or portion thereof
Cancellation Fee:
The full fee applies if the candidate is a no-show to the appointment.
Rescheduling Fee:
Over 7 days before the Exam N/A
2-7 days before the Exam $200
1-2 days before Exam $500
24 hours or less before Exam $400

NOTE: The Practical Examination normally requires that an Assessor to be present for the full day of pumping. In an instance where for unforeseen circumstances, one or two components of the examination were not completed, the Candidate may be able to book a part-day of assessment. This part-day of assessment will be at the discretion of the Test Coordinator and the Assessor. In such a case the part-day assessment fee would be $650.

Further information on Concrete Pumping:

BC Test Centres

100 Mile House 1
Abbotsford 1
Burnaby 3
Burns Lake 1
Campbell River 1
Castlegar 1
Chetwynd 1
Courtenay 2
Creston 1
Dawson Creek 1
Delta 1
Duncan 1
Fernie 2
Burnaby 3
Fort Nelson 1
Fort St. James 1
Fort St. John 1
Burnaby 3
Fraser Lake 1
Goldon 1
Houston 1
Invermere 1
Kamloops 3
Kelowna 3
Langley 2
Mackenzie 1
Maple Ridge 1
Nanaimo 3
Nelson 1
Penticton 1
Port Alberni 1
Port Hardy 1
Powell River 1
Prince George 2
Prince Rupert 1
Princeton 1
Quesnel 1
Revelstoke 1
Richmond 3
Saanichton 1
Salmon Arm 1
Surrey 5
Terrace 1
Trail 2
Tumbler Ridge 1
Valemount 1
Vancouver 9
Vernon 1
Victoria 5
Williams Lake 2